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    February 14, 2013
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squalid conditions, stranded as carnival slowly brought the ship in. we sent ana werner out today for an early look. >> reporter: when we flew over the carnival "triumph," it was within sight of shore but still seven hours away from the dock. from up here, we can see a lot of people waving. we can see what appear to be signs made out of bed sheets. one of them down there on one of the balconies says, "s.o.s.-- save our ship." but at this point, it's the passengers that need saving. the ship has been without power since an engine room fire five days ago. we reached passenger jacob combs on the phone. >> reporter: e-mailed photos
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reveal squalid conditions. many passengers used red plastic bags as toilets. hundreds slept in hallways or topside to escape the foul and stagnant air below deck. carnival c.e.o. jerry cahill insists passengers were never at risk, but 22-year-old leslie mayberry disagreed. >> reporter: a tow line pulling the 14-story-tall shape snapped, delaying today's operation. it was reattached, but it will be nightfall before the ship arrives at the terminal where relatives are waiting. nellie betts came from tupelo, mississippi, to meet her daughter. >> there's no reason why those people should be out there as
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long as they have. why? i don't understand why. what has taken them so long to get them home? >> reporter: once the ship arrives at the terminal behind me, carnival plans to put most of those passengers on a two- hour bus ride to new orleans, or even to galveston, texas. but some are already saying, no thanks. scott, they have relatives picking them up here so they can go straight home. >> pelley: a long odyssey. ana, thank you very much. that budget dispute in washington is about to have a very real effect on the people who build and repair our military ships. that industry says 100,000 jobs in several states are on the line because the navy is planning on delaying the repair of nearly two dozen ships. the official announcement is coming tomorrow. wyatt andrews has more. >> reporter: tens of thousands of workers just in the shipyards of virginia are at risk of
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losing their jobs because of the budget cuts. one of them is mike patterson, a pipe fitter at b.a.e. systems. >> the major concern is the layoffs. these jobs going out, there won't be any coming in behind them. >> reporter: so when these ships leave, the work runs out? >> the work runs out. >> reporter: the navy's budget cuts of $10.3 billion will fall hardest in the shipyards and involve the cancellation of maintenance and modernizations on 22 warships this year. bill clifford is president of b.a.e. systems ship repair. what does that mean? >> it's catastrophic to our industry, to our employees, and equally as important, to the readiness of those ships. >> reporter: clifford says some navy destroyers and cruisers will lose critical upgrades to their weapons systems. >> if we don't do that, we are sending a ship out in harm's way that is... may not be as fit to fight as it should be. >> reporter: it's less capable as a warship?
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>> yes, because it doesn't have the current upgrades to fight the most current threats. >> reporter: the formal cancellation of shipyard contracts starts tomorrow. layoffs could start in may, but the anger of workers like mike patterson is aimed at washington now. >> if we don't do our job, we get written up for it. who is writing congress up for not doing their damn job? >> reporter: defense department officials have warned congress for months that the combination of budget cuts and sequestration were real, and now those warnings are about to get very real. scott, as for congress not doing its job, that's not going to improve any time soon. in fact, all of next week, congress has put itself on recess. >> pelley: wyatt, thank you very much. and those budget cuts, known as sequestration, come in two weeks unless the president and congress find another way. president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense has been blocked in the senate tonight. in a rare move, republicans are filibustering to prevent a vote
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on hagel. congressional correspondent nancy cordes is following all of this. nancy. >> reporter: scott, hagel's nomination is not dead, but this does mean the democrats cannot move forward with a vote to confirm him right now. they can try again after that week-long recess that wyatt just mentioned, and republicans have signaled that they might step out of the way then, but there's no guarantee. >> pelley: cabinet nominations have only been stopped with filibusters three times in our history. why did the republicans take this step? >> reporter: well, some of them feel that this vote is being rushed, that they still have questions about hagel's suitability to be secretary of defense, while others think blocking this vote is their best leverage to try to get more information out of the white house about the benghazi attacks last september. democrats call it a fishing expedition, scott, designed to embarrass both the white house and hagel himself. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. one of the bright stories of the london olympics took a dark turn today.
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south african oscar pistorius, who ran with carbon fiber blades in place of the legs that he lost as a child, was arrested today in the murder of his girlfriend. we have more from mark phillips. >> reporter: he was the "blade runner," the poster boy for disabled athletes. she was the glamorous cover girl, super model and reality tv star. together, reeva steenkamp and oscar pistorius were the glamour couple on the south african social circuit. now, she is dead, multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body. and he's hiding his face in police custody. pistorius had spoken of his high hopes for his then-new girlfriend late last year. >> are you dating anyone special? >> i am seeing someone. she's a wonderful girl. >> reporter: south africa is a violent place. guns are everywhere, including in oscar pistorius' house.
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the blade runner's success, both on the paralimpic circuit and racing for the first time in the london olympics against able- bodied athletes, has earned him a lot of money. he's a prime burglary target and in this secure gated community is said to keep a revolver by his bed and a machine gun by his bedroom window. police spokesperson denise beukes says there's been domestic trouble at the pistorius place before. >> i can confirm there have previously been incidents at the home of mr. oscar pistorius. >> reporter: and witnesses heard shouting preceding the gunfire this time. pistorius was the "bullet in the chamber," one of his last ads ironically claimed. now, he's a feel-good story gone bad, and steenkamp's was a life cut short in its prime. oscar pistorius has made sporting history over his career. now, it seems he'll be remembered for something else. the formal murder charges, scott, are expected to be
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delivered in court tomorrow. >> pelley: mark, thank you. police have confirmed the charred remains in a burned out cabin in san bernardino, california, are those of christopher dorner, the fired lapd officer who went on a killing spree. investigators looking through a trash bin discovered dorner's badge, a police uniform and high-capacity ammunition magazine. carter evans has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: the final hours of the manhunt for christopher dorner began when jim and karen reynolds opened the door of one of their rental condos. >> we had come into the living room and he opened the door and came out at us. >> to see that big gun stick up there. >> yeah. he had his gun drawn the whole time. >> he had the gun drawn. >> reporter: a man believed to be dorner tied them up. >> he talked to us, trying to calm us down, and saying very frequently he would not kill us. >> reporter: he then took their car.
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>> we listened for probably a minute or two to make sure he was gone. it sounded quiet. so then we started struggling trying to get loose. ( gunfire ) >> reporter: they called 9-1-1 triggering a chain of events that ended with tuesday's shoot- out in which two sheriffs deputies were shot. 35-year-old jeremiah mackay died from his wounds. the fire fight we witnessed was intense. we were forced to take cover but we left our cell phone on. early in the standoff, you could hear officers suggesting burning the suspect out. >> get going, right now! >> burn it! >> reporter: four more hours would pass before police used high-powered tear gas. the canisters are known to be a fire hazard. san bernardino county sheriff john mcmahon. >> i can tell you it was not on purpose. we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get mr. dorner out. >> reporter: a burned body was found in the ashes.
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it's unclear if the cause of death was from the fire or a single gunshot we heard moments after the cabinet ignited. we asked the san bernardino county sheriff's department about the audio we recorded and, scott, they declined to comment. >> pelley: carter, thank you. one woman spoke up for veterans. now, is the government punishing her for telling the truth? and a new medical device could help the blind regain some vision when the cbs evening news continues. by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms.
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>> pelley: veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder will be getting some much-needed help. this week, the v.a. said it has hired more than 1,000 new medical specialists on orders from the president. it might not have happened had a v.a. psychologist not sounded an alarm. but now, elaine quijano tells us that psychologist says she's being punished. >> it did weigh on me pretty heavily. i felt like, as a therapist, i'm not doing what i was trained to do. >> reporter: psychologist michelle washington says, in 2011, the wilmington, delaware veteran's hospital was overwhelmed by the number of troops returning from war with p.t.s.d. >> there was a massive delay in the treatment. often what happens, they start self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, and they don't come back, and they end up getting lost in the system and lost out there in the world without the help. >> reporter: here at the v.a. hospital where she works
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washington says her concerns were ignored by supervisors, so she accepted an invitation to appear before the senate veterans affairs committee. but after she requested time off to testify, she received the first and only unsatisfactory performance rating of her five- year career at the v.a. >> i remember going to my office and... almost on the verge of tears, i had to really kind of grasp... pull myself together because i had a patient waiting for me. >> reporter: we reviewed each of washington's performance ratings. she was rated "outstanding" on all of them except this one. it reads, "she does not use her supervisory channels to address issues with the p.t.s.d. program." are you afraid you might lose your job? >> i wasn't really worried about what might happen. thank you for the opportunity to testify. >> reporter: risking her career, washington, whose father was a navy veteran, spoke her mind. >> too often, i am told that the patient will have to wait as long as six weeks for the first appointment. >> reporter: after the hearing she says the retaliation
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continued when she was stripped of her core duties, screening new patients for p.t.s.d. and traumatic brain injury. >> i think it's wrong. >> reporter: iraq war veteran vincent shavico is one of washington's former patients. >> she cares about the people. that's what her whole focus is taking care of the troops that come back. >> reporter: in a statement, the v.a. denied it retaliated against dr. washington saying, "v.a. does not tolerate retaliation and reprisal against any employee." given what you know now, would you still testify? >> i think i probably would do it again. >> reporter: why? >> because somebody needed to do it. and my dad and i were really close. he would always tell us, "if you did the right thing for the right reason, i'll be proud of you." i think he's up there in heaven proud of me. >> reporter: five months after michelle washington testified, the v.a.'s inspector general
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bob orr has been looking into this. >> reporter: this is the california command center where the security firm mandia monitors worldwide internet activity. we were given unprecedented access and watched as analysts scanned computer networks of client companies, looking for signs of new cyber attacks. officials say u.s. government and business networks are attacked thousands of times every day. mandia founder kevin mandia says more than 90% of the attacks he sees come from china and are nearly impossible to stop. >> we've gone from a "we must prevent every attack from occurring" to more the mindset are, "these attacks are inevitable but let's make sure we keep the attackers from our crown jewels." >> reporter: you're saying we shouldn't spend all that much time trying to prevent everything because it can't be done. >> right now, you can't do it. >> reporter: mandia says cyber defenses can be improved if companies share more information about the break-ins. >> everybody needs to get
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smarter from each breach, almost like a neighborhood watch. >> reporter: but companies want some legal protections before sharing information. they're worried revealing details of attacks could weaken them with competitors and expose them to investor lawsuits. cyber spies have already stolen hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate secrets, everything from plans for military hardware to paint formulas. but mandia warns hackers could do even greater damage. some people have suggested, if a cyber enemy can get into our system-- and they've proven they can do that. >> that is true. these attackers have full control of the systems that they're intruding into. if their purpose was to destroy the systems they could have destroyed the systems. >> the. >> reporter: the only thing stopping an attack on a key piece of infrastructure maybe is they haven't tried to do it. >> that hasn't been their mission. that's the reason it hasn't happened yet. >> reporter: there is broad agreement a devastating cyber attack is likely at some point
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exclusive sit-down interview with the politician targeted. next weather talent appears at wx center with generic pinpoint filling monitor then we take special sponsored 7-day graphic onight, no finally tonight, no one was closer to president kennedy than his long-time aide, dave powers. after powers died in 1998, his family discovered a treasure- trove of history that he had acquired over the years. and this weekend, it's going up for auction. we asked anthony mason to give us a look. >> reporter: for all of john f. kennedy's political life, from his first campaign for congress in 1946 through his presidency, dave powers was at his side. >> they were literally together every day. they traveled together on every campaign trip. dave was with him every step of the way. >> reporter: in the white house, says auction appraiser dan meader, he was the president's personal assistant. >> we have his desk that you see in the photograph, the seal that hung over his desk. the flag is actually right here. >> reporter: also up for sale sunday at john mcinnis
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auctioneers in amesbury, massachusetts, are the presidential banner flown on official motorcades, the pen kennedy used to order the interception of soviet ships during the cuban missile crisis, and the president's air force one bomber jacket, which has the highest estimate in the sale, $20,000 to $40,000. it's hard to know what these things are really going to bring. >> that's the beauty of an auction. >> reporter: but meader who catalogued the thousands of item says one moved him especially. >> it's getting late and i'm going through file after file and box after box, and i open up the schedule. >> reporter: the official schedule of the president's trip to dallas, november 22, 1963. powers was riding in the secret service car behind the president that day taking pictures before his film ran out. >> this was taken at 12:17. this was the last photograph that dave took. >> reporter: 13 minutes later, powers' schedule notes, jfk shot. minute by minute, he would detail the entire day. >> 12:52, parkham hospital,
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1:00 my president is dead. 2:00, left hospital for love field, jackie rode with casket, 2:15, carried casket aboard air force one. >> reporter: powers, who went on to run the kennedy presidential library, stayed close to the president's widow. there are some 60 letters and notes from jackie up for auction, none more touching than this one. >> you open the front cover and read that. >> reporter: inside a leather- bound book of presidential inaugural speeches, mrs. kennedy wrote, "for dave powers, the president was going to give you this for christmas. please accept it now from me. you and i will miss him most." powers' mementos tell the story of a political life that ended tragically and of a friendship that never died. antony mason, cbs news, amesbury, massachusetts. >> and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook. police say a santa clara man accused of threatening to kill state senator leland yee had homemade bombs ready to go. the bomb squad has been removing hazardous materials from the home on humboldt avenue for days. and kpix 5 reporter len ramirez tells us, they are not done yet. len. >> reporter: they are just wrapping up for the evening but what they announced today, what investigators announced today is a potential game changer in this case. they say that they not only found the precursors and 8ments of making a bomb, but as you mentioned ready to detonate bombs. reporter: the painstaking and potentially dangerous search of a silicon valley engineer's cluttered home on humboldt avenue is yielding an assortment of chemicals and components that make bomb technicians nervous.
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>> hopefully no more substances pop up. >> reporter: they found a lot mr. bush. -- they found a lot already. our kpix 5 camera spotted stashes of chemicals and containers including nitric acid stacked up in the backyard of the home this morning but hostess every disturbing to investigators, finding what they described as a handful of completed homemade bombs. >> unlike the substance they found earlier in the investigation, which were incomplete, they were in the process of being completed and finished, these actual items were complete and they were ready to use. >> reporter: the san jose police bomb squad backed their specialized containment vessel into the driveway and carefully loaded it with at least one of the bombs they found in the house, then they drove the bomb to a san jose disposal range and blew it up. >> we're all excited about but, yeah, at the same time, we're kind of nervous because of what's happening in the front yard. >> reporter: tuesday night, the bomb squad blew up some explosive devices in the home's front yard. it was captured on a neighbor's surveillance video from across the street.
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>> we want to see the end of it so we can continue our life. >> reporter: the home belongs to 45-year-old everett basham who was arrested at a relative's house in sunnyvale after allegedly making death threats to state senator leland yee. basham was described by apple cofounder steve wozniak as a brilliant engineer after the two worked together several years ago. in recent times, wozniak said basham worked on electronics projects at home, a home that stands out from the others with its tall antennae and multiple professional grade surveillance cameras. in published reports mr. wozniak said he wanted to give his friend the benefit of the doubt that a lot of the work that he was doing at home could have other explanations for it. that was before the bombs police say they found were discovered. mr. basham will be arraigned in court tomorrow. there will be a guard posted here overnight. the house is cluttered to the point where investigators can barely walk around. there's a lot left to do and

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